Cardamom Tea

"When feeling down make this warming tea Drink hot with a little milk twice a day to ward off coughs and colds. In the Middle East and Turkey, green cardamom powder is used as a spice for sweet dishes as well as traditional flavouring. In Arabic, cardamom is called al-Hayl. South Asia green cardamon is often used in traditional Indian sweets and in tea, or chai, a common ingredient in Indian cooking, and is often used in baking in Scandinavia."
 
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Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
2
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ingredients

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directions

  • Place all ingredients in 2 1/2 cups of water, heat, but do not boil, for half an hour and strain.
  • Add honey and milk. Enjoy!

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Reviews

  1. Sharon123
    This made a nice soothing tea for my get up and go morning. I served with soy milk. Made for the Sun and Spice event.
     
  2. Lalaloula
    Mmm, so very, very yummy! I have never before made my own spice tea, but this was soooooo good! Very spicy, hot and sweet at the same time. I used brown sugar sticks, made especially for sweetening black tea and that added a nice flavour. But honey would be great, too I think. Ill try that next time. What a lovely winter warmer beverage! Made and reviewed for the Tea Time Event in the Photo Forum February 2010.
     
  3. Marc 2
    This was great! I will double the cardamom pods, peppercorns and cloves next time (and use fresh ginger, I used half a teaspoon dried ginger and it works as well but not as good I imagine).
     
  4. magpie diner
    I'm a big fan of herbal teas, so no surprise that I really enjoyed this. It feels like I'm doing something really good for my weary body as I drink it! Thanks Rita, I'll be making this for my fellow tea loving friends, I know they'll love it.
     
  5. Baby Kato
    Wow...Rita! what a punch...this tea has. I can't believe how quickly this starts to work....its very tasty and warming. Your body heats up immediately. The blending of spices works really well together...my throat already feels better...I omitted the milk but added the honey...thanks so much for sharing. I'll be making this often over the winter...Kudos Update: Didn't notice I had already made this delicious treat...loved it...I tried it both ways this time, with and without milk. It was perfect. Made again for Comfort Cafe SnowQueen Round 01/10 :)
     
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